One of the things I missed during my Dad's stay in Mass General was a Bloggers Roundtable on Piracy. I just listened to the podcast
"DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with senior U.S. Naval Historian Dr. Michael Crawford"
You can click on this link and listen yourself (note - for some reason there is no audio until the 2:24 mark)
A good recap of the call is here
"Navy Historian Traces Rise of Piracy"
By Judith Snyderman
You know, I'd like a Letter of Marque.....imagine what I could do with that! Although, the Navy pretty much gives me anything I want already, huh?